2010 Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Classic Road Test Rider Magazine

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Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Electra

2010 Royal Enfield C5 Classic Road Test

by Rich Cox

[This 2010 Enfield Bullet C5 Classic Test was originally published in the 2010 issue of Rider ]

classic styling blended technology that meets reliability standards.

All of these are contemporary classics, but only the Enfield gives the impression of been cryogenically preserved 50 ago and thawed out last week. Bullet C5 Classic is a modern in antique clothing, with new based on the earliest post-World War II blended with technology meets today’s reliability, and emissions standards. It looks a meticulously restored vintage but upon inspection you’ll a unit construction engine, fuel injection by Keihin and a front brake by Brembo.

Not being the kind of guy who diddles or keeps a rag in my back pocket to wipe up dripping oil, I Royal Enfield’s new-found Riding the new Bullet C5 provides a authentic vintage experience the worry of getting stranded howling coyotes in the boonies. quirky without being

Designed in the U.K. reliability and EFI mapped in Japan, chassis and handling tested in Italy, and in India, the Bullet C5 embodies globalization.

Turn the key, the starter button and the 499cc long-…, pushrod single to life. Though an overhead cam have been cheaper and to build, Royal Enfield true to its traditional thumper The catalytic-converter-equipped C5 meets Euro 3 and emissions standards.

Twist the throttle and the solidly engine shakes everything on the but it runs smoothly without or gasping. At stoplights, idle dropped to a whisper above out completely, though it never

A new, larger-diameter clutch has plates instead of the previous reducing effort while more torque, and pull on the lever is light. Dropping the lever into first is by a loud, old-school clunk. I missed shifts between gears; with a long deliberate shifting helps.

The upright seating position is a tad for my 200-pound, 6-foot-plus frame, and is an awkward bend to the handlebars if gripped as intended, puts my firmly into my love There is a long reach to the front brake lever, but a pull squeezed the two-piston caliper well enough. The drum is ponderous, its large of the automotive variety.

With 27 (claimed) pulling 418 soaking-wet power is just right. And so is the as might be expected for mapping can handle an 18,000-foot pass in the Claims of comfortable cruising at 70 mph and a top of 82 mph proved to be accurate, at least as by the analog speedo.

At speed, the plush, dual-spring quells the worst of the quivering, and the covered pegs and bar-end do an admirable, if limited, job in lieu of a The Bullet C5 is a gas on curvy roads, its keeping mass low and handling Cornering clearance is limited, on the right side where the arm of the brake pedal scrapes but it’s adequate for the moderate this bike prefers.

Avon RoadRider tires with tubes) provide of grip, though the softly suspension (with rear adjustment only) and the springy make for a somewhat bouncy

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Electra

Rough around the edges in all the places, the Bullet C5 is a classy adorned with grace …-cast headlight casing, pads on the tank, “RE” engine cases and a vintage Enfield” placard atop the fender. Back to the future or to the past—you make the call. way, old is new again for only

2010 Royal Enfield C5 Classic Road Test: Specifications

Base Price:

Engine Type: Air-cooled OHV, 2 valves per cyl.

x Stroke: 84.0 x 90.0mm

Displacement: 499cc

Transmission: 5 cable-actuated wet clutch

Final O-ring chain

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Electra
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Electra
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Electra
Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Electra


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